Thanks for the reply.
I agree completely.
Given that the first line of defense on your list has now collapsed, It falls to my Firewall to be the first line of defense.
I have a lot of faith in my. Actually two.
My initial DSL modem has a fairly effective firewall, I have the PC sitting behind a D-Link DLP-655, so double-firewalled. I have been running Soft Firewalls on the PC itself.
I've little experience with SuperAntiSpyware. A name like that actually scares me, a bit. With all the over-hype associated with some of the rogue "anti-malware" sites out there.
Reading through this forum, though, it seems to have some respect.
And, of course, the user aspect is the most critical. most malware still requires an invitation. A line from some vampire movie comes to mind, "They have no power over you unless you invite them in."
Problem is this PC will be used by the grandkids. I have created user/non-admin accounts for each of them, which should limit the damage they can do.